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Court Dismisses Convicted Murderer’s Appeal

Court Dismisses Convicted Murderer’s Appeal

The Bermuda Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal lodged by convicted murderer Norris Simpson, saying the jury “were entitled to convict and there is no reason to suppose the conviction was unsafe.” Mr Simpson was convicted of the murder of former social worker Ida James, who was found dead in her Paget home in 2011. During the trial,... Read more of this article

Norris Simpson Sentenced To Life In Prison

Norris Simpson Sentenced To Life In Prison

[Updated: Simpson was sentenced to life in prison, and must serve 23 years before he is eligible for parole] Norris Simpson arrived at the Supreme Court this morning [Apr 3] where he is scheduled to be sentenced for the murder of former social worker Ida James, who was killed in 2011. As he has done throughout the entire legal proceedings, Simpson continued... Read more of this article

Murder: Norris Simpson Sentencing Adjourned

Murder: Norris Simpson Sentencing Adjourned

[Updated] Norris Simpson — who was convicted of the murder of Ida James — appeared in the Supreme Court for sentencing this morning [Mar 27], with his case adjourned until next month. The convicted killer used his free arm to cover his face with a notepad as he entered court. This maintains the policy he had during the trial of shielding... Read more of this article

Scholarship To Launch In Memory Of Ida James

Scholarship To Launch In Memory Of Ida James

The Bermuda National Association of Social Workers [BNASW] will launch a scholarship fund in memory of the late Ida Miranda James [pictured] on Friday, March 1, 2013. Ms. James was murdered in her home on 2nd September 2011. Norris Simpson was convicted of killing Ms James, and is awaiting sentencing. Ms. James was the first qualified Bermudian graduate... Read more of this article

Norris Simpson Found Guilty Of Killing Ida James

Norris Simpson Found Guilty Of Killing Ida James

[Updated with video] Norris Simpson has been found guilty of the murder of Ida James, with the jury returning a majority verdict just before 5.00pm today [Feb 1]. Simpson’s trial began last month in the Supreme Court, with the 54-year-old charged with murdering Ms James, who was found dead at her Berry Hill Road home in Paget in September 2011. Simpson... Read more of this article

Norris Simpson Murder Trial Continues

Norris Simpson Murder Trial Continues

The trial of 54-year-old Norris Simpson continued in the Supreme Court today [Jan 16]. Simpson is charged with murdering Ida James, who was found dead at her Berry Hill Road home in Paget in September 2011. Simpson was arrested later that month, and charged with murdering the 66-year-old former social worker. He had rented a room from her in a North... Read more of this article

Norris Simpson Murder Trial Gets Underway

Norris Simpson Murder Trial Gets Underway

The trial of 54-year-old Norris Albert Simpson got underway in the Supreme Court this morning [Jan 14] with jury selection. Mr Simpson is charged with murdering former social worker Ida James. Ms James, 66, was found dead at her Berry Hill Road home in Paget in September 2011, and Simpson was arrested later that month. Simpson has denied killing Ms... Read more of this article

Murder Trial Pushed Back One Week

Murder Trial Pushed Back One Week

Norris Simpson, 53, appeared via videolink in this morning’s [Oct 1] Supreme Court Monthly Arraignment session. Mr Simpson, who is accused of murdering Ida James, had his trial date set back one week and will now go on trial on 13th November. He is being defended by Elizabeth Christopher. Ms James, 66, was found dead at her Berry Hill Road home... Read more of this article

Two Suspects Deny Murder Charges

Two Suspects Deny Murder Charges

Two suspects – including a 16-year-old boy – denied charges of murder in yesterday’s [Feb.1] Supreme Court session. 16-year-old Rashaun Codrington pleaded not guilty to the charge of murdering 18-year-old Malcolm Outerbridge on 28 October 2011 in Warwick. A trial date was set for June 2012, and Mr Codrington was remanded into custody. In... Read more of this article

Simpson Charged With Ida James Murder

Simpson Charged With Ida James Murder

This morning [Sept.6] 53-year-old Norris Albert Simpson was charged in Magistrates Court with the murder of Ida James. Mr Simpson, represented by Elizabeth Christopher, was not required to enter a plea, as the matter can only be heard in the Supreme Court. He was remanded in custody, set to reappear on September 20th. Ms James, 66, was found dead at... Read more of this article

53-Yr-Old Man Arrested: Murder Of Ida James

53-Yr-Old Man Arrested: Murder Of Ida James

The Bermuda Police confirmed the identity of the 66-year-old lady who was found dead yesterday [Sept.2] as Ida James, and said a 53-year-old male from Pembroke has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Ms. James, and remains in police custody. Ms James, a former social worker, was found dead at her home in Berry Hill Road in Paget yesterday. The sister... Read more of this article

Police Murder Investigation: Woman Found Dead

Police Murder Investigation: Woman Found Dead

[Updated] Police officers started a murder investigation today [Sept.2] after a woman was found dead in a residence on Berry Hill Road in Paget. The house has been blocked off with crime scene tape, and the forensic unit and both uniformed and plainclothes officers have been seen on the property.A police spokesperson said, “Detectives from the... Read more of this article